Customize font size to fit

Hewitson - Old Garden Mourvedre 2013


Eight rows of this rare and unique planting remain to this day at Rowland Flat and produce winemaker Dean Hewitson’s much-lauded single-vineyard table wine bearing the Old Garden name.

The Vineyard has been hand-tended and dry-farmed by Friedrich Koch and his direct descendants across three centuries.

Vinification: 20% whole bunch; cold soak one week; on skins three weeks after cold soak/remontage Aging: 18 months new French oak barriques (Remond: Alliers, Troancais and Betranges forests).

Planting system: Old low trellis system Vine density: 2,500 per Ha Farming: Dry-land, unirrigated, rye grass between rows, hand pruned

Additional Details edit

Medium red with a crimson hue. Lifted forest berry, black cherry and orange peel. Palate shows dense, lush blackberries & prune with hints of cigar box, violets and black pepper. Fine, seamlessly integrated tannins.

Technical Details
  • Appellation: Barossa Valley
  • Winemaker: Dean Hewitson
  • Sustainability: Sustainable Practices
  • Soil: Sand, Limestone
  • Vineyard Acreage: textinput
  • Avg Vine Age: Planted in 1853
  • Yield: 4.8 tons/ha
  • Alcohol: 14%
  • Ttl Acidity: 6 g/l
  • Residual Sugar: .6 g/l
  • Avg Production: textinput
  • Pack Size: 6/750ml
  • Varietals: 100% Mourvedre

Recent News edit

The Wine Advocate Rating: 93

Author: Joe Czerwinski

Date: Friday, January 19, 2018

From a vineyard planted in 1853, the Hewitson 2013 Mourvedre Old Garden Vineyard offers a rich mouthful of concentrated fruit. The dark fruit is framed by toasty, vanilla-scented French oak, blending into a full-bodied, supple wine that provides plenty of flavor yet never feels heavy. Although approachable now for its lushness, it should develop more complexity after 2020, so try to stash a bottle or two away.

Wine Spectator Rating: 89

Author: MaryAnn Worobiec

Date: Friday, October 6, 2017

Nutty, with black walnut overtones to the plum and cherry compote, spice and coffee flavors. Shows charm on the finish. Mourvdre. Drink now through 2030.

Wine Enthusiast Rating: 93

Author: Joe Czerwinski

Date: Thursday, May 18, 2017

The vineyard was planted in 1853, so these are some seriously old vines, yielding seriously concentrated fruit. The briary, blackberry fruit is lavished with toasty, vanilla-scented French oak, which melds nicely into a full-bodied, slightly creamy-textured wine that avoids any sensation of warmth or heaviness. Drink now2030.